Monday, January 14, 2013

My Intro: Ashleigh Hunt

                I’m Ashleigh Hunt. I’m from Delaware, Ohio. I graduated from Delaware Hayes High School. A fun fact about me is that I went to Haiti a few years ago. It was for a mission trip with my church, and I had a lot of fun. We built a house that is hurricane and earthquake resistant. We also visited many locals and toured the city we stayed in. I hope to go back in a few years and visit again.
                For my poem, I wrote to a friend I’ve known my whole life. Most of the time I spent on the poem, I was trying to come find something to write about her. One of the biggest challenges for me was trying to remember specific moments of our friendship. Because we’ve known each other since birth, there were a lot of memories to go through. I didn’t really know how the poem was going to turn out, but I think she would like it. Because I think she would like it, I think it has turned out pretty well.

“Would you still be my friend
If” I wrote you a poem.
“Would you still be my friend
If” I moved farther away.

Take me back to where it began,
Your house in 1993.
We don’t remember how it started,
But the journey is where it’s at.
We’ve been through almost everything,
Yet I’ve known you for almost 19 years
And your strength never ceases to amaze me.
You never let anyone take your individuality.
You never let me down.

You make me face my fears,
Like parasailing over the Atlantic.
You’re the biggest light of my life,
My Eiffel Tower in the city of Paris.

If I don’t remember to tell you
The next time we meet,
I want you to know you’re the best.
You’re the best sister I’ve ever had,
There’s no blood relation needed for it either.
You’re my best friend,
And I love you for that.

1 comment:

  1. Thats awesome that you went to Haiti and the things you did.